Full name: Simon Philip Westbrook|
Division: men, eligible
Representing: Great Britain
Coaches: Malcolm Redgrave, Alexander Chevalier
Choreographer: Malcolm Redgrave
Best skating element: Simon's defining skill is his spins; he is a male Lucinda Ruh, with an extensive repertoire of exotic and flexible positions. His spirals and other edge moves are also excellent. He has a very soft, classical skating style, and has been hesitant to expand his range.
Hometown: London, England
Birthdate: November 6, 1982
Height: 6' 1"
Hair color: light brown
Eye color: blue
Physical description: Once frail as a child, Simon is tall, extremely thin--almost gaunt--and incredibly flexible. He has long limbs and a narrow, soulful face with hooded eyes. He is almost fragile in appearance, but is much stronger than he looks.
Family: father, Edward (doctor); mother, Victoria (homemaker); older sisters, Anna Westbrook Robbins and Elizabeth Westbrook; brother-in-law, Jonathan Robbins; nephew, Anthony Simon Robbins (born November 2002).
Personality: Simon is a true English gentleman--quiet, polite, somewhat shy, and highly intelligent. He prefers to avoid crowded or noisy situations, but enjoys the company of friends. Although an eloquent speaker, he is more interested in listening to others. Having grown up as the baby of the family, he doesn't like to be fussed over, and he feels the need to prove himself on his own. This makes him independent and stubborn, in his own quiet way.
Hobbies/interests: Simon has highly artistic inclinations. An accomplished pianist, he would like to pursue music as a career after his skating days are over. Among his other loves are reading, playing chess, painting with watercolors, and collecting various antiquities, such as old books and coins.
Personal history: Born in London, Simon is the youngest child and only son of a very wealthy family, his father being a prominent doctor with a Harley Street practice. As a child Simon suffered frequent illnesses, and like many great champions, he began skating as a way to build up his strength. He grew to love the sport, as did his oldest sister Anna, who also competed until she was married. However, their father saw skating as a hobby, not a career.